In essence, the 12-man tag match featuring Team Johnny vs. Team Teddy is the replacement for Money in the Bank and is WWE’s way of getting plenty of superstars on the WrestleMania Card. While this match isn’t for everyone, it does offer some potential.
We are going to get some laughs in the form of Santino Marella and R-Truth, some great spots with Ziggler and Kingston and some fan-fare with Booker-T and Zack Ryder.
There are some great points to this match. However, I feel they dropped the ball on the go-home RAW. While Booker-T joining Team Teddy needed some focus, I think WWE missed the opportunity to build some excitement with the all-in brawl.
It was great to see Team Johnny form the defensive line while Ace and Mark Henry took to Teddy. It was equally great to see members of Team Teddy rush in to attempt the save. However, rather than use the brawl to build some excitement, we got to see some painfully tame efforts before the camera panned to the Booker-T save.
Although seeing Booker generated a buzz, the brawl could have mattered here and really laid a platform for a great match.
Did anyone notice R-Truth roll over like someone had dropped him after he rushed out despite nobody attacking him? Did anyone notice that when Booker-T took out Henry, that for no reason at all, the brawl on the outside broke up and didn't end up in the ring?
I truly feel the brawl should have escalated and become a crazy all-in brawl in the ring with all 12 superstars unleashing hell on one another until (presumably) Team Teddy cleared the ring and rallied the crowd. Instead, the actual "fight" became an afterthought.
Yes, have Booker make the save and announce him as the final piece of the puzzle, but have it happen after a bit more madness. Have some referees come out to attempt to break it up. Have some other superstars get involved to create some hysteria. Add some mayhem, please!
It was a heel team vs. a face team, so have some heels and faces come in to highlight the importance of this match. After all, this is for the management rights to both shows and affects all superstars.
This was a missed opportunity to create some excitement.